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William C. Coup

William Cameron Coup was a Wisconsin businessman who partnered with P. T. Barnum and Dan Castello in 1870 to form the "P. T. Barnum's Museum, Menagerie and Circus". Previously Barnum had a museum at a fixed location in New York City and the traveling circus allowed him to bring his curiosities to more paying customers. Coup's innovations were the circus train to transport the materials from town to town. He also came up with the concept of adding a second ring in... Read More

BornWilliam Cameron Coup
August 4, 1836
Mount Pleasant, Indiana
DiedMarch 4, 1895 (aged 58)
Jacksonville, Florida
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